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Drunk woman falls under a train in Yorkshire

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7:11am 22nd December 2011
(Updated 1:37pm 23rd December 2011)

CCTV footage of a drunk woman falling under a train in Yorkshire has been released by police as part of a festive warning over the dangers of alcohol.

Video issued by the British Transport Policeshows the passenger exiting a carriage at Barnsley station, stumbling backwards and falling in-between the train and platform.

Another passenger raised the alarm and the woman was rescued from the track and taken to hospital with cuts and bruises - although it caused train delays of 20 minutes.

Inspector Graham Bridges, of BTP, said he hoped the incident, which took place earlier this year, would encourage caution among Christmas revellers.

"This woman was lucky to only end up with a few minor injuries and, had it not been for the alertness of other passengers who helped her, we could have been dealing with potentially serious injuries," he said.

"We understand that at this time of year, with Christmas fast approaching, people will be out at parties and will be consuming alcohol.

"We certainly do not want to spoil this and would simply ask that anyone drinking alcohol does so responsibly."

Police said the woman featured in the footage agreed to its release as part of the warning.

Click here to watch the video

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